Scholarships

Scholarships

Students and Staff of the Ancient History  Department at the British School in Rome.

Each year, the Department of Ancient History offers a number of competitive residential and travel scholarships. These enable Macquarie University Ancient History MRes, MPhil, MA and PhD students, recent PhD graduates and (in some cases) undergraduates and other students of ancient history, archaeology and languages to travel and pursue research opportunities in various fields, while also enhancing the research profile and output of the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Please note that some of these scholarships have specific conditions. All scholarships are awarded subject to University OH&S approval.

For 2019, there will be TWO ROUNDS of scholarships offered:

Round 1

In April 2019, the following scholarships are being offered:

The closing date for applications for these scholarships is: 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 MAY, 2019.

In July 2019, the ACANS Junior Fellowship is being offered.  The closing date for this Fellowship is: 12.00 midnight, SUNDAY 21 JULY, 2019.

Round 2

In October 2019, the following scholarship is being offered:

The closing date for applications for this scholarship is: 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 2019.

Scholarship application forms

For the following scholarships, you are required to submit BOTH an Application Form AND a Reference Form:

  • The Macquarie Gale British School at Rome Scholarship
  • The Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship
  • The Macquarie/Tyndale Travelling Scholarship
  • The Michelle McLean Egyptology Travelling Scholarship
  • The Monica Anderson Ancient Cultures Travelling Scholarship
  • The ACANS Travelling Scholarship

Download the Application Form here. DOCX, 22.94 KB
Download the Reference Form here.  DOCX, 19.75 KB

Please send completed applications and supporting documentation to ancienthistory@mq.edu.au.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome via email within 21 days of the closing date of application.

Download the ACANS Junior Fellowship application form here.
DOCX, 18.39 KB

Selection criteria

The selection criteria for the scholarships are:

For postgraduate applicants:

  1. strength of academic record and achievement, including awards, prizes, scholarships, grants and peer-reviewed activity
  2. projected outcomes, including research outputs
  3. feasibility of delivery of outcome
  4. benefit the scholarship would bring to the nominated project
  5. benefit the scholarship would bring to the Macquarie University, the Department of Ancient History, and (if applicable) to the host institution
  6. preparation of a budget

For undergraduate applicants:

  1. strength of academic record and achievement, including awards, prizes, scholarships, grants and peer-reviewed activity
  2. relevance of trip to studies

Ranking of candidates

In the interests of equity, candidates may apply for more than one scholarship, but will not be eligible to be awarded more than one scholarship in any one year, except at the discretion of the judging committees.

If no applicant is deemed to be of sufficient merit to receive a scholarship, at the absolute discretion of the judging committee, no award will be made.

In all cases, the decision of the judging committee is absolute and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants will have obtained permission to travel as follows:

  1. postgraduates - a completed OSR form (N.B. Applicants must receive approval to travel from their supervisor)
  2. undergraduates - where travel overlaps any part of a semester, a completed Field Trip Permission form

All applicants MUST have the appropriate Risk Assessment and Health and Safety clearance in order to travel.  Failure to do so will jeopardise their trip.  Please see Department staff for details.

Availability

  • The Macquarie Gale British School at Rome Scholarship
  • The Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship

    Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes or PhD) in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.
  • The Macquarie Tyndale Travelling Scholarship

    Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes, PhD or MPhil), or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars or Masters graduates within five years of award of their degree.
  • The Michelle McLean Egyptology Travelling Scholarship

    Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes, PhD or MA) in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars or Masters graduates, within five years of award of their degree.
  • The Monica Anderson Ancient Cultures Travelling Scholarship

    Available to current undergraduates, MRes or PhD candidates in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.
  • The ACANS Travelling Scholarships (Rounds 1 and 2)
  • Available to current postgraduate candidates (MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD) in Ancient History at Macquarie University

  • The ACANS Junior Fellowship
  • Available to students who have obtained a BA from any tertiary institution in ancient history, archaeology or classical languages. It is expected that the fellowship will be held while the candidate is enrolled for a higher degree.

The Macquarie Gale British School at Rome Scholarship

Description:

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs Janet Gale and the late Dr Bill Gale, the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering a scholarship to travel to and reside at the British School at Rome for up to six months starting from January 2020.

Purpose:

The successful candidate, whilst at the BSR, will undertake a research project relevant to the history and archaeology of Rome, Italy or the provinces of the Roman Empire. He/she will achieve this through interaction with the resources and community of the British School at Rome.

Availability:

Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes or PhD) in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.

Value:

  • one return economy airfare from Australia to Rome
  • cost of residence in the British School at Rome (obligatory)
  • other expenses as approved by, and at the discretion of, the selection committee

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to stay in Rome for up to six months commencing in January, 2020.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 May 2019.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the donor (or nominee)
  • two members of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Macquarie Gale Graeco-Roman Travelling Scholarship

Description:

Thanks to the generosity of Mrs Janet Gale and the late Dr Bill Gale, the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering an award to Macquarie University HDR students and recent graduates to travel overseas in order to pursue a program of research in Graeco-Roman history.

Purpose:

The successful candidate will be able to achieve specific research and publication outcomes in the field of Graeco-Roman History through accessing international resources.

Availability:

Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes or PhD) in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.

Value:

Up to A$5,000 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to travel between July 2019 and February 2020.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 May 2019.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the donor (or nominee)
  • two members of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Macquarie/Tyndale Travelling Scholarship

Description:

Through the generosity of Tyndale House (Cambridge) and a donor from the Society for the Study of Early Christianity (SSEC), the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering a travelling scholarship for four weeks to Tyndale House, Cambridge in January/February 2020.

Purpose:

The successful candidate will be expected to benefit from and contribute to the international community of scholars at Tyndale House in line with the ethos and expectations of that organisation (please consult the Tyndale House website at http://www.tyndale.cam.ac.uk)

Availability:

Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes, PhD or MPhil), or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars or Masters graduates within five years of award of their degree.

Value:

  • $1,500 towards one return airfare from Australia to London
  • four weeks' accommodation and use of the Library at Tyndale House
  • other expenses as approved by, and at the discretion of, the selection committee

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to stay at Tyndale House for four weeks over January/February 2019.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 May 2019.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • a nominee of Tyndale House
  • a representative of the executive of SSEC
  • a member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Michelle McLean Egyptology Travelling Scholarship

Description:

In memory of the late Mrs Michelle McLean, and thanks to the generosity of Mr Cameron McLean, the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University is offering a scholarship to enable a student to undertake travel overseas to pursue a program of study or research with the aim of advancing the study of Egyptology.

Purpose:

The purpose of the scholarship is to enable a student to undertake travel overseas to pursue a program of study or research with the aim of advancing the study of Egyptology.  The successful candidate will be expected to give a public lecture on their return about their overseas study/research project.

Availability:

Available to postgraduate candidates (MRes, PhD or MA) in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars or Masters graduates, within five years of award of their degree.

Value:

Up to A$5,000 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to complete his or her travel within one year of award of the scholarship.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 May 2019.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the donor (or nominee)
  • a member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The Monica Anderson Ancient Cultures Travelling Scholarship

Description:

Thanks to the generosity of the Anderson family and the late Monica Anderson, the Ancient History Department of Macquarie University is offering an award to Macquarie University undergraduate, HDR students and recent graduates to travel overseas in order to pursue a program of research or participate in excavations, surveys, or recording missions at various sites across the Mediterranean, studying aspects of the art, sculpture, urbanism, temple, funerary, and monastic architecture at these locations.

Purpose:

The successful candidate will be able to achieve specific research and excavation experience with the aim of advancing the study of ancient cultures.  The successful candidate will be expected to give a public lecture on their return about their overseas study/research project.

Availability:

Available to current undergraduates, MRes or PhD candidates in Ancient History at Macquarie University, or to recent Macquarie University Ancient History postdoctoral scholars, within five years of award of their degree.

Value:

Up to $2,000 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame:

The successful candidate will be eligible to travel between June 2019 and February 2020.

Application Due Date:

The application due date is 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 May 2019.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • the Dean of the Faculty of Arts (or nominee)
  • the Head of the Department of Ancient History (or nominee)
  • the Donor (or nominee)
  • a member of the Ancient History staff with academic interests in the area

The ACANS Travelling Scholarships

Description: 

These scholarships are offered for MQ post graduate students wishing to undertaken research in ancient numismatics. The applicant must be enrolled in a postgraduate degree.

Purpose: 

The scholarship is intended as a contribution towards the costs of travel and accommodation within Australia or overseas. The successful candidates are expected to undertake numismatic research within the context of higher degree research.

Availability:

Available to current postgraduate candidates (MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD) in Ancient History at Macquarie University.

Value: 

Up to A$1,500 contribution towards airfare/accommodation/expenses at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

Time frame: 

Application Due Date:

There will be two rounds.  The first closes at 12.00 midnight, FRIDAY 17 May 2019.  The second closes on November 1st 2019. At least three weeks will be needed for ACANS selection panel to consider the application.

Selection panel:

The applications will be considered by a panel consisting of:

  • The director of ACANS
  • The two ACANS deputy directors for research
  • A member of the Advisory Board of ACANS (appointed by the Board)

ACANS Junior Research Fellowship

This fellowship is normally available to students who have obtained a BA from any tertiary institution in ancient history, archaeology or classical languages. It is expected that the fellowship will be held while the candidate is enrolled for a higher degree.

The fellowship is intended to assist students learn about numismatics with a view to developing wider research strategies. Students who obtain the fellowships will be asked to participate in a seminar series on numismatics given by the director of ACANS, to undertake a numismatic research project (the results of which will be presented in a seminar), and to assist in the work of ACANS. At the end students will submit a brief report on their activities to the director.

Fellowship value: approx. AUD $4000.

The application due date: 12.00 midnight, SUNDAY, 21 JULY 2019

Please download this application form. DOCX, 18.39 KB

Inquiries:

Ken Sheedy
T: +61 (2) 9850 8807
E: ken.sheedy@mq.edu.au

Content owner: Department of Ancient History Last updated: 27 Jun 2019 10:05am

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